Posts Tagged ‘caffeine’

The number of annual hospital visits involving the drinks doubled from 2007 to 2011, the latest year for which data are available, according to a report by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. In 2011, there were 20,783 reported emergency room visits in which an energy drink was cited as the...

For athletes, caffeine is a proven performance enhancer. In their new book Caffeine for Sports Performance, sports dietitians Louise Burke and Ben Desbrow and exercise physiologist Lawrence Spriet address all-things-caffeine that an athlete might want to know. Here are just a few tidbits that I gleaned from this...

The use of energy drinks in professional, college and high school clubhouses and dressing rooms continues to rise. While their popularity soars, it’s important to point out that energy drinks and other quick energy products could have a negative effect on both your performance and health. While some energy drinks are...